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EDINBURGH BOOK OF PRICES.. The Edinburgh Book of Prices, for Manufacturing Cabinet-Work. With various Tables, as Mutually Agreed upon by the Masters and Journeymen. [Bound with:] Supplement to the Cabinet-Makers Book of Prices [1825].1805

Edinburgh: Printed by Alex. Smellie, 2 works in one, 8vo (210 x 130 mm), xv, [1], 128pp., 3 engraved plates; 44, iv (index)pp., 1 engraved plate, light water tide mark to first and last 10 leaves, cont. calf-backed marbled boards, rubbed. The first printed price book for Cabinet Makers' in Scotland. "The 1805 volume, which was the result of agreement between the journeymen and masters, comprised one hundred and twenty-eight pages of text (including tables) and three pages of engraved plates. It established a basic format to be followed by later Scottish price books."—Jones. Jones, Scottish Cabinet Makers' Price Books, 1805-1825. p.28.

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